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Fmr. Richmond Mayor Arrested On Suspicion Of Embezzlement

The former mayor of the small Stearns County city of Richmond has been arrested and released. Scott Kron is under investigation for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the town’s baseball association. Kron resigned his office earlier this summer citing health and personal reasons.

13 hours ago

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1 Dead, I Injured In Stearns Co. Car Accident

One person is dead and another is injured after a car accident in Stearns County Thursday morning. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to a call around 6:15 a.m. of a two motor vehicle accident at County Road 35 and County Road 37 in Millwood Township.

15 hours ago

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Stearns County Man Shot In Stomach

A Stearns County man is hospitalized after being shot in the stomach early Saturday morning. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at about 2:17 a.m. on the 200 block of 3rd Street in Holdingford, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

09/13/2014

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Man Charged With Murder In Infant Son’s Death

An Albany man has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of his infant son. Robert John Kaiser, 32, has been charged with one count of murder in the second degree.

09/05/2014

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Stearns County Sheriff Remains Hopeful That Wetterling Case Will Be Solved

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says they will never stop trying to get the case of Jacob Wetterling resolved. He says he hopes by being featured on CNN’s “The Hunt”, new information will be uncovered.

09/05/2014

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Police: Home Burglarized In Stearns Co.

Officers in Stearns County are searching for a male who allegedly robbed a woman’s home Monday afternoon. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, the homeowner returned around 12:32 p.m. Monday and saw an adult male in her home.

08/04/2014

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911 Emergency Lines Back Up After Outage

The 911 emergency line is back up and running after an outage Saturday afternoon affected multiple counties in the metro area. According to officials, a routing outage is affected 911 calls that were made from landline phones. According to Century Link, the 911 line was down in Sherburne, Stearns, Wright and Benton counties.

07/05/2014

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Used Fireworks Blamed For Fire That Destroyed ATV

Authorities in Stearns County say used fireworks may have sparked a fire that destroyed a trailer and all-terrain vehicle. No one was hurt. The sheriff’s office says the fire was reported late Friday night in North Branch.

07/05/2014

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Man Run Over, Killed By Semi Tow Truck In Stearns County

A 45-year-old St. Cloud man is dead after a disabled semi-sized tow truck rolled over him in St. Joseph Tuesday, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

07/02/2014

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Officials: Tractor Runs Over Minn. Teen

A 13-year-old boy from central Minnesota was hospitalized Tuesday after being run over by a tractor. The incident happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. on a farm along the 27000 block of County Road 17 in Millwood Township, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said.

07/01/2014

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7 Tubers, 1 Kayaker Capsize In Waters Across The State

Officials around the state are reminding people to be careful in recreational waters as heavy rains have caused high water and rapid current. In Fillmore County, seven people were rescued from the Root River on Sunday after they experienced trouble while tubing.

06/23/2014

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Convicted Murderer Questioned In Abduction Of Jacob Wetterling

A Minnesota inmate, investigated in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling, says he had nothing to do with the boy’s kidnapping nearly 25 years ago.

06/10/2014

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Are Paynesville Father & Son Connected To Wetterling Case?

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether two men in prison for murder may have been involved with the abduction of Jacob Wetterling. Delbert and Tim Huber of Paynesville – who are father and son – murdered Albertville teacher Tim Larson in a dispute over $50 in 2011.

05/21/2014

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Man Arrested For Assaulting Nurse, Guards At St. Cloud Hospital

A St. Cloud man faces felony charges after attacking a nurse and two security guards at St. Cloud Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. According to St. Cloud Police, the assaults occurred just before 3 p.m. Joseph Charles Karnik, 24, is facing three felony-assault charges because of his history of violence towards law enforcement.

03/25/2014

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Sauk Rapids Man Fights Officers, Hospital Staff After Arrest

A Sauk Rapids man fought police officers, deputies and staff at St. Cloud Hospital after being arrested Saturday afternoon. Shawn Thomas Iees, 26, was spotted by Stearns County deputies and St. Cloud Police officers just before 2 p.m. while walking on Veteran’s Drive near 24th Avenue North in St. Cloud, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s office. Officers attempted to stop Iees, who has three outstanding warrants, but he fled, leading to a brief foot chase.

03/16/2014

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